06-09-17 Colorado farms donate more than 300,000 eggs to families for Easter

Colorado farms donate more than 300,000 eggs to families for Easter

Colorado’s local egg farms once again helped ensure that those less fortunate wouldn’t go hungry during the Easter holiday this year, as they donated 306,720 eggs to Feeding Colorado’s five food banks.

The Food Bank of the Rockies in Denver — a Feeding Colorado member — had its mobile pantry set up on April 14at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, where they distributed a portion of those donated eggs, along with other food items, to about 350 families. 

This marks the 10th consecutive year that the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association-member farms have partnered with the Feeding Colorado food banks to help those in need for the Easter holiday. CEP was elated to have again contributed to the efforts of Feeding Colorado and the Good Egg Project — an initiative to end childhood hunger through the American Egg Board.

During the 10 years that local CEP-member farms have partnered with Feeding Colorado, the total in Easter donations has amounted to about 3 million eggs. Although, when factoring in their regular weekly and monthly donations, Colorado’s egg farms donate an estimated 1 million eggs per year to local food banks, and have now donated about 10 million eggs during the past decade.

This year’s egg donation at Easter drew plenty of attention, as Denver’s 9News, Channel 7 News, KOAA News in Colorado Springs, KOA News Radio, BARN Media, The High Plains Journal, The Fence Post, various daily newspapers and others highlighted the donation and event through their outlets.

The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association is a membership organization representing egg farms throughout Colorado. CEP is committed to doing what’s right for the community, as is illustrated by its regular donations of thousands of eggs to food banks throughout the state, and partnership with the Good Egg Project — an initiative from America’s egg farmers that aims to educate people about where eggs come from, and to encourage Americans to help conquer hunger in the U.S.
Egg farmers throughout Colorado pride themselves on providing a high-quality, protein-dense food like eggs to citizens in this great state. They are also proud to offer consumers the choice between cage, cage-free eggs, organic, nutrient-enhanced, brown and white eggs. You can find locally produced, fresh, wholesome and safe eggs in the dairy cases of your favorite Colorado supermarkets.
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